First Drone Photo

This shot was taken a few weeks back. I recently purchased a drone to have a play about with, and have a go at some aerial photography. This is the Heinz factory in Wigan. Having lived in very close proximity to this for pretty much all my life, I had no idea of the actual…

Southport Fireworks 2016

So that time of year arrived again last weekend when I got to shoot the amazing Southport Musical Fireworks Championships. It’s becoming a bit of an annual event now for me and I went over to shoot the Friday and Saturday shows this year. Now located in Victoria park, there are 2 displays on the…

Media City – ND1000

I have been itching to have a go at some daytime long exposure pics using an ND1000 10 stop filter for what seems like ages. Every time I have planned to give it a try, the good old British weather has let me down. I was over at Salford Quays again today doing a bit…

Blackpool – Top Of The Tower

A nice weekend off so we decided to head into Manchester – then realised that we had picked the one day of the year that the Manchester Marathon was taking place so thought better of it. A bit of a spur of the moment decision and we headed off to Blackpool for some sea air,…

Cleveleys Beach

Having a ride over to Blackpool again, I decided to head north to visit the beach at Cleveleys. It’s pretty easy to get around – jump on a tram and head north for about 10 stops and you end up in Cleveleys. It’s just a short walk to the sea front and I headed for…

Southport Pier

With a relatively mild and sunny February Sunday to myself, I had a ride out to Southport to try out some long exposure pictures using an ND1000 10 stop neutral density filter. Southport is rather unique in that the pier itself starts about 300 metres in land and crosses the marine lake and cuts through…

Blackpool North Pier

Today’s quick blog post comes from Blackpool . . . I had a spare few hours recently and wanted to try and get some long exposure pictures. Unfortunately, the weather as ever was my enemy, and whilst I managed to get a few keepers, the day was overcast, grey and generally miserable. I made it…

Media City Revisited

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a soft spot for Salford Quays – I love the modern architecture, the lights and colours of the buildings and the photo opportunities all around the Lowry and Media City area. There are tons of pics on the net from the quays, but it keeps drawing…

Liverpool Photo Project

For something a little different this weekend, I decided to have a ride over to Liverpool, and try out a little project for something different. I set myself the task of getting 10 pictures that were unusual – in that they are not your run of the mill street / building scenes. I got there…

Castlefield Basin – Manchester

At long last it seems that spring is on its way and I had a photography walk around Manchester last weekend. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. Part of the day was spent in the Castlefield area, in particular the basin where the Bridgewater canal meets the Rochdale Canal. There has been…